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MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter  

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Planet Waves

The ultimate restringing tool.

The Planet Waves Pro-Winder is a patented high-quality peg winder with a built-in string clipper. Ergonomically designed with hardened tool-steel wire cutters. The Pro-Winder enables you to change strings with just a single tool. Easy and comfortable to use. Unconditionally guaranteed.


A must for your gig bag. Order now.

 
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Planet WavesPro-Winder String Winder/Cutter
 
4.4

(based on 103 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (74)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (34)
  • Good quality (31)
  • Easy to use (30)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (4)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Concerts (10)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (29), Novice (6), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pretty good, overall

I used this for the first time yesterday. I had just bought it recently. The overall construction probably could be better, although it is probably OK.

The quick string winding...Read complete review

I used this for the first time yesterday. I had just bought it recently. The overall construction probably could be better, although it is probably OK.

The quick string winding aspect of it works very well and the string cutter does work. The cutting action doesn't feel very precise, but the cutting edges did cut through the strings pretty well. I don't know how long the cutting edges will stay sharp.

I do recommend having a pair of needlenose pliers handy to use along with this tool, because I always pull the string ends tight to take up slack with needlenose pliers during the winding process.

I have to tell you that the opening in the bridge pin puller part of the tool doesn't fit a Martin bridge pin on my HD-28 Martin guitar. The opening in the tool is too small. However, if you tilt the tool sideways to the bridge pin and pry, then you might be able to pop the bridge pin out.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pictorial Deception

If the product received was the same as the one shown in the photograph, it would have been an excellent tool. What you truly receive is a cheap plastic (not resin impregnated) handle...Read complete review

If the product received was the same as the one shown in the photograph, it would have been an excellent tool. What you truly receive is a cheap plastic (not resin impregnated) handle with scallops in the side of it which weaken it even more. Notice the one in the picture has no scallops. Instead of the cutter being made of fine tool steel, as it appears in the photograph, it is constructed of stamped sheet metal with a high chromium content. This means the tool will wear out rather quickly. In conclusion, this tool would only be good for a couple of years at best before it would have to be replaced. Planet Waves claims it has a lifetime warranty, but I'm sure they don't honor that warranty. If they did, they'd lose too much money. This device was never designed to last a lifetime. This will become immediately apparent when you take it out of the box. Overall, a huge let down. I would have paid twice the price if it had been constructed as shown in the photograph.

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4.0

Useful and versitile

Pros

  • Effortless Cutting
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Feels Odd In The Hand

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Speeds Up String Changes

Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

This unit fits all guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo tuning peg styles. Doesn't have a pin pulling feature. Cuts beautifully. Feels odd in the hand compared to crank style winders, but - it cuts!

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2.0

The old design was better

By OldCoyote

from Central Illinois

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Klutzy Design

Best Uses

  • Backup

Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

I wish Planet Wave would have kept the old design. Really I wish I had bought six of them. This current product works fine and is utilitarian, however it's no where near as easy to use and the old design. It's like trying to unwind and wind the strings with a pair of pliers.

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5.0

Intelligently Designed

By R

from DC

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

      I had been using pliers to cut my strings and damaged the finish of the headstock and tuning machine. After using one of these to restring my friend's guitar I had to buy one. Great product. Cuts, winds and lifts.

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By guitarplaynguru

      from Alexandria, La.

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All-n-1
        • Peg Puller

        Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

        Great all-n-one string changing tool!

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        5.0

        A "must have" guitar tool!

        By ColsTiger

        from Columbus, GA

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

          An ingenious and indispensable tool for any guitar player.

          The one constant of playing guitars is that your strings are going to corrode, break, or lose their brightness. Having good string changing tools in your gig bag are necessary whether you're playing in local gigs or just weekend stringpulls.

          The Pro-winder string winder/cutter not only winds your tuning pegs and cuts your extra string ends off, it also includes a handy bridge pin puller so you don't scratch up your bridge with a butter knife or a set of needle-nosed pliers.

          For the price, everyone should own one.

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          4.0

          Pretty good, overall

          By FlatPicker

          from Springfield, OR

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

          • Too Small For Bridge Pins

          Best Uses

            Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

            I used this for the first time yesterday. I had just bought it recently. The overall construction probably could be better, although it is probably OK.

            The quick string winding aspect of it works very well and the string cutter does work. The cutting action doesn't feel very precise, but the cutting edges did cut through the strings pretty well. I don't know how long the cutting edges will stay sharp.

            I do recommend having a pair of needlenose pliers handy to use along with this tool, because I always pull the string ends tight to take up slack with needlenose pliers during the winding process.

            I have to tell you that the opening in the bridge pin puller part of the tool doesn't fit a Martin bridge pin on my HD-28 Martin guitar. The opening in the tool is too small. However, if you tilt the tool sideways to the bridge pin and pry, then you might be able to pop the bridge pin out.

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            5.0

            Good product

            By Rick

            from Indiana

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

              Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

              Good product.. performs well as described.

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              5.0

              pro-winder works for me.

              By Abe

              from momtana

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Works great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

                  works great. windes strings fast. cut strings very well. should of got one years ago.

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                  4.0

                  Works just fine

                  By LongShot

                  from New Mexico

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Complete
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                  • Changing Complete Set

                  Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

                  This tool does exactly what it was intended to do - quickly loosen and tighten strings, remove bridge pegs with no marking, and cut off excess. And the price is great!

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                  5.0

                  Great Deal!

                  By Acoustic 1

                  from Chicago, IL

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

                    It works for all of it's intended uses and has a sturdy, sound construction. The plastic parts are a rigid and of functional quality.

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